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Environment & Energy

Climate action. Green governance. Sustainable development.

Once known as a biodiversity hotspot, teeming with life, Georgia now faces significant environmental challenges caused by both direct human activity within the area and global consequences of Climate Change. The country is highly vulnerable to climatic events that have become more frequent in recent years. Its unique biodiversity and rich natural resources are threatened by Climate Change and over-exploitation. Uneven enforcement of the environmental legislation, unsustainable use of natural resources, low awareness about the causes and impacts of climate change, and delays to introduce sustainable urban development and waste management practices, leads to biodiversity loss, land and forest degradation, and air and water pollution. In the energy sector, Georgia strives to ensure long-term energy security but continues to depend on external sources and the usage of fossil fuels. The insufficient use of renewables and low efficiency in energy supply and consumption remain a challenge.

Partnership for green solutions

UNDP assists Georgia to expand access to green solutions and make environmental issues an integral part of development. We promote sustainable environmental management, climate action and disaster risk reduction. Our partnership with the Government, local authorities, research institutions, private sector and communities allows us to assist in the adoption of sustainable policies, carry out comprehensive research and roll out green initiatives in every region of Georgia.

1.7 Million Georgians

WILL BE BETTER PROTECTED FROM CLIMATE HAZARDS

with the new multi-hazard early warning system project, funded by the Green Climate Fund (GCF), Government of Georgia and Government of Switzerland, and implemented through UNDP.

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New project brings together six Eastern Partnership countries to tackle climate change

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The Green Climate Fund (GCF), Switzerland and UNDP are joining forces with the Georgian Government…

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Georgia introduces Extended Producers' Responsibility and moves forward to sustainable waste…

Machakhela National Park boasts waterfalls, hiking tracks, and ecological guest-houses

The power of art helps reach out for the Georgian people with the message of Global Goals.

200 thousand residents of Rioni river basin feel safer with the modern methods in flood management.

Shoreline reinforcement, bio-engineering and weather monitoring protects 200 thousand people from…

Sustainable pastures management makes the lives of Tush shepherds more stable and secure.

Natela Benidze from the village of Chalistavi is one of those hit hardest by flooding and landslides…

A story of Batumi, the first green city in Georgia.

We asked about responsible production and consumption and got an answer from a 10-year old.

Moving forward from small biomass plants to the national strategy on bio-energy.

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The publication summarizes the activities of the project “Enhancing Sustainable Management of Ajara…

Assessment of the existing hazard mapping architecture in Georgia, including current capacities and…

Assessment to collect the missing scientific, technical and statistical data necessary to inform and…

Assessment of climate change adaptation and integrated disaster risk management practices in the…

The guidebook is a resource for experts and provides information on pests in the woods of Georgia.

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